Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for February 2014.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we are snow-covered and there are no blooms to show outdoors.
In fact, we were just blessed with another five inches of snow yesterday, which moved this winter up to the fourth snowiest winter in Indianapolis since they started keeping records. Officially, they’ve measured 50.2 inches so far this winter.
I’m not too excited over fourth place because I was here for the first, second and third snowiest winters, too. The record, by the way, is 58.2 inches, set in 1981-82. Ah, yes, those were the days.
This bloom day is in stark contrast to bloom day a year ago, when I had a little puddle of snowdrops to share along with the first crocus blooms and the sweet scent of witch hazel.
This year’s bloom day is more like the inaugural bloom day back in February 2007. The garden was snow-covered back then, too, and I just knew others had blooms in their gardens, so I started Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day to find out for sure.
Anyway… enough reminiscing.
This will certainly be a winter we’ll talk about for some time because the near record snowfall has also been accompanied by near record cold temperatures. Brrrr… too many mornings with sub zero temperatures for my liking.
Meanwhile, out in my garden, I did catch a hint of color when a male cardinal stopped by to admire the sculpture nearby.
The cardinal nearly glows against the white snow.
Just for fun I checked for that little puddle of snowdrops planted near the base of the post light out front.
“X” marks the spot where I will surely find those snowdrops when the snow finally melts.
What’s blooming in your garden on this wintry February day?
Please tell me! Please show me! All this white is making me forget colorful flowers!
It’s easy to join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. Just post on your blog about what is blooming in your garden on the 15th of the month and leave a comment to tell us what you have waiting for us to see so we can pay you a virtual visit. Then put your name and the url to your post on the Mr. Linky widget below to make it easy to find you.
Then repeat after me… “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence